Affordable MG Motor electric car to launch in India soon: here’s how much it could cost

MG Motor to bring out an affordable electric car in India priced between Rs 10-15 lakh soon. Read on to know more.

Highlights
  • MG Motor to bring out an affordable electric car for the masses by last quarter of FY 2022-23.
  • MG Motor’s new affordable EV will be priced between Rs 10-15 lakh.
  • MG Motor to bring out facelifted MG ZS EV with ADAS similar to ICE twin, MG Astor.

MG Motor had earlier shown intentions of launching an affordably priced electric car in the Rs 10-15 lakh price bracket, making the new technology and powertrain option available to the masses. MG Motor has now indicated that this might soon become reality by the last quarter of FY 2022-23, LiveMint reports. However, at the moment MG Motor is working on bringing out the facelifted MG ZS EV into the Indian market. The new MG ZV EV will share new cosmetic components and some feature set for the ICE twin, the MG Astor. The MG ZS EV  will also benefit from new ADAS features. The MG ZS EV is a mid-size compact SUV with a 142PS and 353Nm electric power train.

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The MG ZS EV is a mid-size compact SUV that was introduced in the Indian market as the company’s first EV for the market and rivals the Hyundai Kona EV in terms of price and segment. The MG ZS EV gets a 3 Phase Permanent Magnet Synchronous motor and a 44.5kWh battery pack that deliver 142PS of power and 353Nm of torque which propel the MG ZS EV from 0-100kmph in just 8.5 seconds (claimed). On a single charge, the MG ZS EV deliver 419km of range and can fast-charge at 50kW CCS type charging point (0-80 percent) in just 50 minutes. 

Other mechanicals includes – all-wheel disc brakes, McPherson Struts up front and Torsion Beam suspension setup at the back, 215/55 R17 wheels, brake energy regeneration along an automatic electronic transmission. Features include 6 airbags, TPMS, hill assist systems, rear parking assist system, ISOFIX child seat anchor, large infotainment system with connected car features and Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, LED lighting system, leather seats, panoramic sunroof, powered driver seat, etc. 

It gets two variants, Excite and Exclusive, and comes in three colour options, Ferris White, Copenhagen Blue and Currant Red. The MG ZS EV is currently available in major cities and MG has also deployed its own charging network that is ever-growing. The current generation MG ZS EV is available for Rs 22-25lakhs (ex-showroom) before subsidies. The facelifted model is expected to be priced in the same range with the ADAS equipped variants being priced a little higher.